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Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything.) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill — nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo — but it was a special place: a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with the whitest stones, and two ice cream shops. Come with us there, where all you need to gallop fast and free is a long stick and a soaring imagination.

In glowing desert hues, artist Barbara Cooney has caught the magic of Alice McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen — a place that really was, and, once you've been there, always is.

Synopsis:

There, across the road, it looked like any rocky hill. But to Marian, it is a special place--a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with white stones, and two ice cream shops. In glowing desert hues, Cooney captures McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen. Full color.

Synopsis:

Marian called it Roxaboxen. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill--nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, and cactus--but it was a special place, where all you needed to gallop fast and free were a stick and a soaring imagination. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Alice McLerran was an "Army brat" and moved every year or so — from Hawaii to Germany, from New York to Ecuador.

She still leads a gypsy life, traveling the world with her physicist husband and dividing time between their home in New York and their "dacha" in the mountains of Oregon. She's happy to visit schools anywhere! The McLerran cat, Shuwa, prefers to stay home.

"Children often ask me how I started being a writer, and I tell them: by loving stories. My mother made up stories at bedtime, and my grandmother was a story-teller as well. I always read, and read, and read. I think most writers do. One bit of luck, I think, was that from the first I wrote for others. Over the years I made countless poems and little books as gifts. When you write for real readers, of course you want to do your best."

Barbara Cooney is one of the most well-loved authors and illustrators of children's books today. She has won many awards for her books, including the American Book Award and two Caldecott Medals for Illustration. Ms. Cooney lives in Damariscotta, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060526337
Author:
Cooney, Barbara
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Illustrator:
Cooney, Barbara
Author:
McLerr
Author:
McLerran, Alice
Author:
an, Alice
Author:
Cooney, Barbara
Author:
by Alice McLerran and Barbara Cooney
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Imaginative Play
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8 x 9.875 in 4.48 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060526337 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , There, across the road, it looked like any rocky hill. But to Marian, it is a special place--a sparkling world of jeweled homes, streets edged with white stones, and two ice cream shops. In glowing desert hues, Cooney captures McLerran's treasured land of Roxaboxen. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Marian called it Roxaboxen. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill--nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, and cactus--but it was a special place, where all you needed to gallop fast and free were a stick and a soaring imagination. Full-color illustrations.

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